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MudPie
06-28-2006, 04:02 PM
sorry about the nag, it used to be one or two people, but it's spreading. I can't bear it.:crybaby:

"The apostrophe has three uses:

1) to form possessives of nouns
2) to show the omission of letters
3) to indicate certain plurals of lowercase letters.

Apostrophes are NOT used for possessive pronouns or for noun plurals, including acronyms." (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_apost.html)




enduramil
06-28-2006, 04:09 PM
Somebody's wound up a little tight. You might want to use less caffine today.

syncro
06-28-2006, 04:12 PM
'Sombody's wound up a little tight. You might want to u'se le's's caffine today.

fixed

DaveM
06-28-2006, 04:13 PM
Sombody's wound up a little tight. You might want to use less caffine today.

It's spelled caffeine :rolleyes:







:lol:

enduramil
06-28-2006, 04:14 PM
OOPPss, need to increase my levels.

MudPie
06-28-2006, 04:18 PM
not wound up...it just surprises me that people think putting an apostrophe in is better than not doing so - it's like you get points for trying. you don't - it's just misleading

yes', maybe it's lack of caffeine I will go and get a some caffeine now then I'm, gonna come, back and bitch about, bad u'se of, punctuation's;

DaveM
06-28-2006, 04:28 PM
While you're at it, there/they're/their, break/brake, trail/trial, to/too, not to mention the horrific examples of spelling the word "hydraulic" must just drive you wacko.

Of all the atrocities in spelling, grammar and punctuation on a mtb bulletin board, apostrophy use is pretty minor.

Ease back on the caffeine, double up on the cough medicine. :lol:

enduramil
06-28-2006, 04:30 PM
Well's this' is just's going's to drive's him's wacko.

syncro
06-28-2006, 04:31 PM
yu fergot aboot your/you're, were/we're, now/know/no, here/hear

Neo
06-28-2006, 04:32 PM
w't'f's't'o'p'w'h'i'n'i'n'g'a'b'o'u't'g'a'm'm'a'r' a'n'd'u'n't'i'e'y'o'u'r'p'a'n't'i'e's'

syncro
06-28-2006, 04:32 PM
hahahha - this is almost as funny as the idjits that come on here looking for advice on their love life or what to do about their oversized penis

Neo
06-28-2006, 04:34 PM
hahahha - this is almost as funny as the idjits that come on here looking for advice on their love life or what to do about their oversized penis

or the oversized skin hanging from their penis :lol: (sorry majin)

biggles604
06-28-2006, 04:50 PM
Can I please be the new spelling/grammar nazi? Pleaseohpleaseoohpleaseohplease.

(This post was put in place to stop the thread being hijacked by a foreskin)

MudPie
06-28-2006, 04:51 PM
keep it up and I'm going to push the button

http://www.escience.ca/GFX/PRODS/HAA61.jpg

DaveM
06-28-2006, 04:53 PM
Can I please be the new spelling/grammar nazi? Pleaseohpleaseoohpleaseohplease.


No, you're British.

syncro
06-28-2006, 04:55 PM
*debate's the merit's of pokin' fun at ol' MudPie or dealing wit teh consequence's ov teh butten bein pushed*

MudPie
06-28-2006, 04:57 PM
*debate's the merit's of pokin' fun at ol' MudPie or dealing wit teh consequence's ov teh butten bein pushed*

it's a cheap looking button, but damn that's some nasty stuff it's plugged into...insert nasty suggestion's here

enduramil
06-28-2006, 04:58 PM
*debate's the merit's of pokin' fun at ol' MudPie or dealing wit teh consequence's ov teh butten bein pushed*

!donts' pushy his' * buttons' hes' might,s snaps'ky's on's us,s

syncro
06-28-2006, 05:02 PM
has anybody else noticed that some of us "old" guys tend to be the biggest shit disturbers around here? these youngins hava a lot to learn yet

DaveM
06-28-2006, 05:04 PM
who you calling old?

enduramil
06-28-2006, 05:06 PM
has anybody else noticed that some of us "old" guys tend to be the biggest shit disturbers around here? these youngins hava a lot to learn yet

Take a seat Grandpa.

Lady Gravity
06-28-2006, 05:09 PM
*debate's the merit's of pokin' fun at ol' MudPie or dealing wit teh consequence's ov teh butten bein pushed*

*sigh*
ever heard of SPELLCHECK???

syncro
06-28-2006, 05:10 PM
davet has perfected the art of walking into doors that slam into his face

syncro
06-28-2006, 05:10 PM
*sigh*
ever heard of SPELLCHECK???

judy, in the flow of this conversation, that was pretty weak. please delete your post.

enduramil
06-28-2006, 05:19 PM
*sigh*
ever heard of SPELLCHECK???

Spell check only provides the American version of English.

Now Judy, please try to keep up.

Translated for flow of conversation-

!ever' heards' of's Spell,SChecksky'???

[email protected]
06-28-2006, 05:26 PM
Couldn't agree more with the original post.

Mudpie - check out a book called 'Eats, Shoots, and Leaves'. It's about the whole grammar / apostrophe thing and is quite funny.

MudPie
06-28-2006, 05:28 PM
I just checked your age synchro, says your 13. that makes me your grandpa. either that or your lieing...in which case I shall inform a certain member that of the board who will come down on you and you will suffer like gearwhore
muaahahha

DaveM
06-28-2006, 05:37 PM
If you're Synchro's grandpa, how come he says you keep calling him Daddy?

MudPie
06-28-2006, 05:48 PM
I meant old, enough not hi's grandpa? gnome sayin'!

and I call hi'm daddy cos I'm fil-thy, why els'e?

*edit* thanks for the post stuart, I'm glad I'm not alone. yeah I've flicked thru it, been meaning to buy it...looked pretty amusing

GeoffG
06-28-2006, 06:17 PM
Maybe you should use them right and then you can bitch about it.

enduramil
06-28-2006, 06:24 PM
*sits in chair with popcorn*

DaveM
06-28-2006, 06:27 PM
*sits in chair with popcorn*

welcome, want a licorice?

gearwh0re
06-28-2006, 06:30 PM
you guy's are nut's

seriously, but i luv u

enduramil
06-28-2006, 06:32 PM
welcome, want a licorice?

No thanks, already have some. Now where was I.

Synchros' *somebody,s daddy'? Wat's da hells'? That,s.deeply's1distburbins,ons' so's many levels'.

SEKTER13
06-28-2006, 06:33 PM
I guess NSMB really hasnt changed all that much.

enduramil
06-28-2006, 06:34 PM
you guy's are nut's

seriously, but i luv u
Nuts'? Thank,s you's very muchskis'.

MudPie
06-28-2006, 06:57 PM
oh, now your all breaking the rule's!

how! do U think that makes' me....feel!!!?

F**K U NSMB member's!

...and s-top hogging the popcorn

enduramil
06-28-2006, 07:05 PM
oh, now your all breaking the rule's!

how! do U think that makes' me....feel!!!?

F**K U NSMB member's!

...and s-top hogging the popcorn

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Couch_Surfer
06-28-2006, 07:11 PM
im gonna loose it on this bad grammer.

Norman
06-28-2006, 07:18 PM
Because the art of reading and writing has been lost as a result of the proliferation of MSN and AOL talk where people go "ur" instead of "your", "u" instead of "you" and "UR SISTER IS HAWT SO I WANT TO BONE HER" instead of "hey, let's hang out tomorrow."

Couch surfer: grammar.

enduramil
06-28-2006, 07:20 PM
im gonna loose it on this bad grammer.

Is' us' having,s a bad. dai?

MudPie
06-28-2006, 07:24 PM
Is' us' having,s a bad. dai?

iN Noo$pell' you s'houldnot CAPitaise first letter of cent-tense

PS I count 13 people that are either out of work or should get a more intersting job

Norman
06-28-2006, 07:29 PM
And why did you apostrophe plurals?

enduramil
06-28-2006, 07:33 PM
iN Noo$pell' you s'houldnot CAPitaise first letter of cent-tense

PS I count 13 people that are either out of work or should get a more intersting job

Sombody,s needs a message.

I have a job that gives me the joys of being an old man shit disturber.

white ri0t
06-28-2006, 07:38 PM
Because the art of reading and writing has been lost as a result of the proliferation of MSN and AOL talk where people go "ur" instead of "your", "u" instead of "you" and "UR SISTER IS HAWT SO I WANT TO BONE HER" instead of "hey, let's hang out tomorrow."

Couch surfer: grammar.
ur: only two lousy keystrokes away from your. Or you`re. bloody hell, that one really gets my goat!

MudPie
06-28-2006, 07:41 PM
sorry Norm, shoulda been plurals', you're right.

endurmail, sounds like you have a great job. I'd like to create shit hurricanes for a living one day

GeoffG
06-28-2006, 07:44 PM
sorry Norm, shoulda been plurals', you're right.

It appears that you are wrong again. There should not be one.

biggles604
06-28-2006, 07:53 PM
who you calling old?

You're so old, they hadn't invented uppercase to signify a name.

(Edit: Bugger it. Just noticed my name. Does that make me olde?)

enduramil
06-28-2006, 07:53 PM
Because the art of reading and writing has been lost as a result of the proliferation of MSN and AOL talk where people go "ur" instead of "your", "u" instead of "you" and "UR SISTER IS HAWT SO I WANT TO BONE HER" instead of "hey, let's hang out tomorrow."

Couch surfer: grammar.

Reading and writing is an art? I was taught it as a skill. I demand a refund from the BC school system.

enduramil
06-28-2006, 07:55 PM
sorry Norm, shoulda been plurals', you're right.

endurmail, sounds like you have a great job. I'd like to create shit hurricanes for a living one day

Well you started it. Synchro and I just responded.

biggles604
06-28-2006, 08:00 PM
im gonna loose it on this bad grammer.
I really hope that was intentionally bad...

Can we implement a forum rule that people must:
Spell 'you', not contract.
Know the difference between 'then' and 'than'.
Know how to spell 'ridiculous'.
Scratch that, knowing how to spell would be a good start, we can work on grammar later.
:)

Oh, dave; Being English just means I can spell tyre and aluminium right.
:P

MudPie
06-28-2006, 08:09 PM
It appears that you are wrong again. There should not be one.
you're still not getting it

enduramil
06-28-2006, 08:10 PM
I really hope that was intentionally bad...

Can we implement a forum rule that people must:
Spell 'you', not contract.
Know the difference between 'then' and 'than'.
Know how to spell 'ridiculous'.
Scratch that, knowing how to spell would be a good start, we can work on grammar later.
:)

Oh, dave; Being English just means I can spell tyre and aluminium right.
:P

Well bully for you.

MudPie
06-28-2006, 08:11 PM
Well you started it. Synchro and I just responded.

not complaining, there was no sarcasm there. I really am bored. Especially now the footy's not on for a few days.

Heatmizer
06-28-2006, 08:32 PM
<.... walks in, looks around at all the people arguing about grammar, and pushes red button to see what happens..pushes it again just in case....>

Grammar on the internet? :lol: What about all the people on here that think "donot" is a word? Either it's Do Not or it's Donut.... mmmm donuts....

Universe
06-28-2006, 08:34 PM
Cool, the apostrophe has more uses than there are useful scales!

enduramil
06-28-2006, 08:37 PM
<.... walks in, looks around at all the people arguing about grammar, and pushes red button to see what happens..pushes it again just in case....>

Grammar on the internet? :lol: What about all the people on here that think "donot" is a word? Either it's Do Not or it's Donut.... mmmm donuts....

You mean Donot is not a food? Yous'a bas'tard

trout
06-28-2006, 08:37 PM
whatevs'

mattj
06-28-2006, 08:43 PM
God I just went through this whole thread and I didn't see a single owl. I'm pissed.


-m

Couch_Surfer
06-28-2006, 08:49 PM
I really hope that was intentionally bad...


it was, the misuse of loose vs. lose drives me nut's.

(but i'm glad the grammer irked Norm :) )

enduramil
06-28-2006, 08:51 PM
it was, the misuse of loose vs. lose drives me nut's.

(but i'm glad the grammer irked Norm :) )

Not to hard to do to an Englishman.

biggles604
06-28-2006, 08:52 PM
it was, the misuse of loose vs. lose drives me nut's.

(but i'm glad the grammer irked Norm :) )

I think the grammar irked him too.

The use of 'alot' gets to me. Damn you high school English teacher.

MudPie
06-28-2006, 08:59 PM
Cool, the apostrophe has more uses than there are useful scales!
:lol: good shot

enduramil
06-28-2006, 09:02 PM
Well's enou.gh off this sillyness ' I' am of to go ride's my bike.

Universe
06-28-2006, 09:17 PM
:lol: good shot

;)

Lady Gravity
06-28-2006, 09:20 PM
judy, in the flow of this conversation, that was pretty weak. please delete your post.

i must hav misse;'d the memo

syncro
06-28-2006, 11:13 PM
yes, i beleive you did.

three sheets
06-29-2006, 05:09 AM
ur: only two lousy keystrokes away from your. Or you`re. bloody hell, that one really gets my goat!
You half a goat'?

Troup
06-29-2006, 05:47 AM
yu fergot aboot your/you're, were/we're, now/know/no, here/heardon't forget breaks/brakes, that one annoys me

Loopie
06-29-2006, 07:03 AM
Abuse of an apostle should not be tolerated.

switch
06-29-2006, 07:31 AM
There, they're, their. Pretty easy stuff compared to "who" or "whom".

"Mike is the guy who I rode with last year."
"Mike is the guy whom I rode with last year."

Which one is correct?

Scott C
06-29-2006, 07:35 AM
"Mike is the guy with whom I rode last year," is what it should be, shouldn't it?

SubPlop
06-29-2006, 08:05 AM
"Mike is the guy with whom I rode last year," is what it should be, shouldn't it?

Dirty.

"Mike is the guy whom I rode with last year " is correct.

chad

MudPie
06-29-2006, 08:45 AM
no, eye rode with Mike last year'

switch
06-29-2006, 01:04 PM
Dirty.

"Mike is the guy whom I rode with last year " is correct.

chadCorrect.

You can collect your surprize from either diggs or synchro.

Zedbra
06-29-2006, 03:03 PM
splinks' rode mike all last year. correct?

enduramil
06-29-2006, 03:11 PM
Dis' thred, is, like de inergizer' bunni/ it,s just keeps', going n' going.

Couch_Surfer
06-29-2006, 05:11 PM
it sure does i aslso lik it when peeps get in2 a tiping frenzee and go on an on an on an on an on an dont use punctuatiion or carrigage retruns to break anytype of thought prrocess (ovbiously i use teh term thought losely hear) its so hard to reed cuz they just keap talking and u nevr no when theyve stopped saying 1 things and wehyn theyve started saying anothers so yeah grammer is improtant as is spellin as is punctutation it all cums down to the 3 rs - readin ritin an i forgot waht the 3rd one is but i no its impotent - i dont no wear i waz goin with this i guess i just got carrryed away and started taking. peace out, werd bra.

Lady Gravity
06-29-2006, 05:27 PM
no, eye rode with Mike last year'

agreed
forget thi's who/whom crap, starting 2 sound lik an ow'l

DangerBoy
06-29-2006, 07:28 PM
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' '''''''''''''''''''

enduramil
06-29-2006, 08:57 PM
agreed
forget thi's who/whom crap, starting 2 sound lik an ow'l

gLad ou's gottne wid du progam.

Couch_Surfer
06-29-2006, 09:42 PM
am sruprised hoboman ha'snt pos'ted here yet - were 'speakin his' type of englis'h

switch
06-29-2006, 11:23 PM
gearwh0re should speak up as he's lived in England and probably grasped a better command of the language.

MudPie
06-29-2006, 11:44 PM
nope, see below, he's an hope-less case. terribul you'ss of apostrophee's 'n' apulling spelling's 2

you guy's are nut's

seriously, but i luv u

SubPlop
06-30-2006, 12:24 AM
I is surprized noone sed nething about teh peadales on mi byke. Lyke cum on ppl teyh r teh roxorz

Or, what about that, pedal power guy, he write's all his word's, with a capitalized, first, letter...

Au'stin

enduramil
06-30-2006, 12:32 AM
Actually it is part of the internation Infidel Conspiracy, to piss of the likes of Mrs Cheryfa Jamal.